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A ZOOM meeting is schedule for October 5 club meeting.


September 2021

  • Sep    7 8:00 p.m. Tuesday  Board of Directors meeting
  • Sep  11 7:30 p.m. Saturday Club Observing Night

Link to Moon Phases and libration for this Month

Sep 6   Sep 13   Sep 20   Sep 28

EVENTS IN THE SKY 

Lunar Phases this Month

Sept 06 NEW MOON
Sept 11 06:05 Moon dist. 368461 km at perigee
Sept 13 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
Sept 20 FULL MOON
Sept 26 17:44 Moon dist. = 404640 km at apogee
Sept 28 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON

Occultations

Times are given in daylight time time for TGCO-LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

No Occultation visible from here this month.

Meteor Showers 

Comets:  Current comets

Morning Sky before sunrise
Sept 01 Moon and M 35 0.9° apart

Evening Sky in west at sunset
Sept 09 Moon and Venus 4.5° apart

Evening looking East
Sept 10 Opposition of the asteroid 2 Pallas mag. 8.5

Evening Sky in west at sunset
Sept 12 Moon and Antares 3.2° apart
Sept 13 GREATEST EASTERN ELONGATION of Mercury (26.6°) poor Elevation

Evening looking South
Sept 16 Moon and Saturn 5.2° apart
Sept 17 Moon and Jupiter 5.7° apart

Visible Phenomena of the Galilean satellites for NEPA

Variable Stars 
Times are given in daylight time for Fleetville PA LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2021 09 01 19:55 Maximum of the variable star Mira (omicron Ceti)
2021 09 03 22:34 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 09 10 01:04 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 09 12 21:53 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 09 20 00:56 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 09 22 19:53 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 09 30 00:08 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 09 30 02:44 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)


October 2021

  • Oct    5 7:30 p.m. Tuesday     ZOOM meeting 
  • Oct    9 7:30 p.m. Saturday Club Observing Night
  • Oct  12 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Board of Directors meeting

Link to Moon Phases and libration for this Month

Oct 6   Oct 12   Oct 24   Oct 28  

EVENTS IN THE SKY 

Lunar Phases this Month

Oct 06 NEW MOON
Oct 08 13:28 Moon dist. 363386 km at perigee
Oct 12 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
Oct 20 FULL MOON
Oct 24 11:30 Moon dist. 405615 km at apogee
Oct 28 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON

Occultations

Times are given in daylight time time for TGCO-LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2021 10 11 21:07 Beginning of occultation of HD 167818 (magn. = 4.66)
2021 10 11 22:05 End of occultation of HD 167818 (magn. = 4.66)
2021 10 15 00:18 Beginning of occultation of 33 Cap (magn. = 5.38)
2021 10 15 01:04 End of occultation of 33 Cap (magn. = 5.38)
2021 10 19 19:25 End of occultation of 89 Psc (magn. = 5.13)
2021 10 24 05:31 Beginning of occultation of 94-tau Tau (magn. = 4.27)
2021 10 24 06:55 End of occultation of 94-tau Tau (magn. = 4.27)

Meteor Showers October 21 02:17 Meteor shower : Orionids

Comets:  Current comets

Evening looking southwest sky at sunset
Oct 09 Moon and Venus 2.1° apart

Evening looking south
Oct 13 Moon and Saturn 6.1° apart
Oct 14 Moon and Jupiter 7.5° apart
Oct 21 02:17 Meteor shower : Orionids (20 meteors/hour at zenith)

Evening looking east
Oct 23 21:01 Moon and Aldebaran 5.5° apart

Morning looking East before sunrise
Oct 25 00:00 GREATEST WESTERN ELONGATION of Mercury (18.3°) High Good

Evening looking south west at sunset
Oct 29 12:00 GREATEST EASTERN ELONGATION of Venus (46.9°) Low

Visible Phenomena of the Galilean satellites for NEPA

Variable Stars 
Times are given in daylight time for Fleetville PA LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2021 10 02 23:33 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 10 05 20:21 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 10 06 03:18 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 10 07 04:24 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2021 10 09 20:33 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2021 10 16 20:52 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 10 20 00:08 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2021 10 20 04:25 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 10 23 01:14 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 10 25 22:02 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 10 28 18:51 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 10 30 03:42 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini


November 2021

  • Nov    2 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Monthly Meeting at T.G.Cupillari Observatory
  • Nov    6 8:00 p.m. Saturday Club Observing Night
  • Nov    9 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Board of Directors meeting

Link to Moon Phases and libration for this Month

Nov 4   Nov 11   Nov 19   Nov 27  

EVENTS IN THE SKY 

Lunar Phases this Month

Nov 04 16:15 NEW MOON
Nov 05 17:23 Moon dist. 358843 km at perigee
Nov 11 07:46 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
Nov 19 03:58 FULL MOON Partial eclipse of the Moon visible in NEPA
Nov 20 21:14 Moon dist. 406279 km at apogee
Nov 27 07:28 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON

Event for Scranton, Pennsylvania

2021 Nov 19 02:01 Lunar Eclipse, Enter Penumbra, Alt=61°
2021 Nov 19 02:36 Lunar Eclipse, Penumbra First Visible, Alt=57°
2021 Nov 19 03:17 Lunar Eclipse, First Contact, Alt=50°
2021 Nov 19 05:03 Lunar Eclipse, Mid-eclipse, Alt=31°  (> 90% in shadow)
2021 Nov 19 06:48 Lunar Eclipse, Last Contact, Alt=12°
2021 Nov 19 07:30 Lunar Eclipse, Penumbra Last Visible, Alt=5°
2021 Nov 19 08:05 Lunar Eclipse, Exit Penumbra, Alt=0°

Occultations

Times are given in daylight time time for TGCO-LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2021 11 03 14:43 Beginning of occultation of Mercury (magn. = -0.84)
2021 11 03 15:37 End of occultation of Mercury (magn. = -0.84)
2021 11 09 17:25 End of occultation of 60 Sgr (magn. = 4.84)
2021 11 12 19:49 Beginning of occultation of 71-tau2 Aqr (magn. = 4.05)
2021 11 12 20:08 End of occultation of 71-tau2 Aqr (magn. = 4.05)
2021 11 19 23:25 Beginning of occultation of 56 Tau (magn. = 5.34)
2021 11 20 00:35 End of occultation of 56 Tau (magn. = 5.34)
2021 11 20 03:31 Beginning of occultation of 67-kappa2 Tau (magn. = 5.27)
2021 11 20 04:31 End of occultation of 67-kappa2 Tau (magn. = 5.27

Meteor Showers 

Comets:  Current comets

Western daylight sky right of the Sun, thin crescent Moon
2021 11 03 14:43 Beginning of occultation of Mercury Not visible
2021 11 03 15:37 End of occultation of Mercury Daylight Not visible

Evening in East
2021 11 04 OPPOSITION of Uranus

Evening looking south
2021 11 10 Moon and Saturn 6.0° apart
2021 11 11 Moon and Jupiter 5.1° apart

Evening in East
2021 11 23 Moon and Pollux 3.0° apart
2021 11 27 Opposition of Ceres magn. = 7.0

Visible Phenomena of the Galilean satellites for NEPA

Variable Stars 
Times are given in daylight time for Fleetville PA LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2021 11 01 22:15 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 11 12 01:55 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 11 14 22:44 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 11 17 19:33 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 11 18 00:38 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 11 28 18:13 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei


December 2021

  • Dec    7 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Monthly Meeting at T.G.Cupillari Observatory
  • Dec  11 8:00 p.m. Saturday Club Observing Night

Link to Moon Phases and libration for this Month

Dec 4   Dec 10   Dec 18   Dec 26 

EVENTS IN THE SKY 

Lunar Phases this Month

Dec 04 NEW MOON (total eclipse of the Sun not visible in TGCO-LASO)
Dec 04 05:01 Moon dist. 356794 km at perigee
Dec 10 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
Dec 17 21:16 Moon dist. 406320 km at apogee
Dec 18 FULL MOON
Dec 26 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON

Occultations

Times are given in daylight time time for TGCO-LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

None Visible

Meteor Showers 

Comets:  Current comets

Evening looking west at sunset
Nov 06 Moon and Venus 3.5° apart
Nov 07 Moon and Saturn 5.7° apart
Nov 08 Moon and Jupiter 7.3° apart

Evening after midnight
Nov 21 Moon and Pollux 2.9° apart
Nov 24 Moon and Regulus 4.4° apart

Evening looking west at sunset
Nov 28 Mercury and Venus 4.2° apart

Visible Phenomena of the Galilean satellites for NEPA

Variable Stars 
Times are given in daylight time for Fleetville PA LASO

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

2021 12 02 04:38 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 12 04 04:01 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 12 05 01:27 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 12 07 22:16 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 12 09 17:59 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2021 12 10 19:05 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 12 14 04:31 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2021 12 14 21:36 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 12 19 21:35 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2021 12 20 06:24 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2021 12 22 06:21 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 12 25 03:10 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 12 27 23:59 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 12 30 01:10 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2021 12 30 20:48 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2021 12 30 23:59 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei

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